Board of Elections - Electronic Voting
The 2002 General Election was a milestone in Georgia history. Georgia became the first state in the nation to successfully implement a statewide uniform electronic voting system. This successful transition, at a time when many naysayers said it couldn't be done, was the result of an in-depth analysis of the accuracy and accessibility of available voting systems, a statewide voter education and poll worker training program and an unprecedented partnership between state and county governments. Georgia voters young and old expressed confidence in the new voting system and Georgia's under vote rate was dramatically reduced.
Floyd County uses full-function electronic, touch screen voting machines at all polling locations. Click on the link to see a video of the voting machines as demonstrated by Dr. Merle S. King, Executive Director of Kennesaw State University's Center for Election Systems. DRE Demonstration Video.
- Provides immediate, automated voter verification at each precinct
- Links the voter registration system, voting system and polling places
- Eliminates costs associated with printing paper poll books and updating voter history files
- Reduces provisional voting and calls to election central
- Automates upload of voter history data
- Streamlines and simplifies election day process for poll workers